Sunday, May 11, 2014

Delainey's 2nd birthday to Disney World!

Saturday morning, Delainey's actual birthday, we headed down to Orlando for the weekend. It was David, Delainey, myself, Grammy & Gammoe. We stayed at the Art of Animation hotel on Disney property and it was awesome! Delainey is currently obsessed with Finding Nemo so when I saw this hotel I knew we had to stay here. We stayed in one of the finding Nemo family suites which worked great for us. It had a queen bed, a pull out queen coach, and a murphy bed where the kitchen table converted to a bed. My favorite part of the hotel was its awesome pool area. Delainey had a blast on Sunday morning playing in the splash park. I highly recommend this hotel for kids and I'm sure we will be back in the future.
This is outside of the Finding Nemo buildings. (Which are right by the pool so that's a plus!)
The pool had a beach entrance and was heated. It had lifeguards too!

The splash park Delainey loved playing in on Sunday!

When we arrived on Saturday to the hotel, we checked in and then hoped on the bus to hit up the Magic Kingdom. It was overcast with occasional light showers and I was so worried it was going to ruin our day. It was a blessing in disguise! We never really got wet! We had a poncho on for the occasional sprinkle and bc of the possibility of rain, NOONE was at the park. We didn't wait more than 20 minutes for any ride. It was fantastic!

Us on the bus headed to Magic Kingdom. Our hotel gave her a button that said Happy Birthday Delainey. Every single person we passed that worked at Disney told her happy birthday. It was so cool!

We rode on the Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise, Peter Pan, It's a small world, Carousel, The little mermaid, had lunch, met some princesses: Anna & Elsa from Frozen, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, & Rapunzel, did the Monsters Inc. laugh factory, and then we headed home for a nap.
 Delainey took a nice 2 hour nap, we ate dinner at the hotel and then headed back to Magic Kingdom for the night. We did the little Mermaid again, Dumbo, Buzz lightyear, and Mickey's Phillharmagic 3D show. Delainey loved the 3D show; she was giggling and trying to grab the stuff coming at us. I highly recommend this show and in the past we have skipped it every single time. It started raining a little harder around 9:30 so we watched the fireworks and then headed home because the parade was canceled. 

Sunday was a gorgeous day and I think everyone and their mother had the idea of going to Animal Kingdom. It was insane how crowded it was! Luckily we had fast passes. We went on the safari ride, did the petting zoo, did the 3D It's a bugs life show, played in Dinoland where she dug up some fossils and went on slides, and watched the Finding Nemo show. It was a little long (40 minutes) but it was like watching Nemo on Broadway! That was my favorite of the day. We watched the parade at 3:45 and then called it a day and headed home. 

Waiting on Nemo to start

It's a bugs life show

Watching the parade and clearly exhausted

We had such a fantastic trip and I am so glad Delainey's grandmas got to celebrate her 2nd birthday with us! Happy 2nd birthday sweet Delainey Marie! 

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